SAJID Javid, the communities secretary, has announced that the government is providing £1m to support the charitable response to the Grenfell Tower disaster.
This recognises the extraordinary efforts made by many smaller charities and not-for-profit organisations following the tragic fire.
Javid said: “The residents of Grenfell Tower have been through some of the most harrowing experiences imaginable and the response from local charities and volunteers has been remarkable. This funding will mean that smaller charities and community organisations can continue to make a huge difference.”
The first payments are in the process of being made to reimburse charities for their immediate response to the disaster, as well as supporting on-going efforts.
The monies, administered by a consortium of independent trusts and charities, are in addition to the £5m Grenfell Tower residents’ discretionary fund.